Recognizing the importance of providing excellent clinical experiences with stimulating faculty and mentors, the School of Medicine has developed a comprehensive network of affiliations designed to encompass the continuum of medical care including ambulatory, acute hospital, home care, rehabilitation and chronic care. In all programs medical students are trained by and fully supervised by faculty of the School of Medicine, University of Maryland, Baltimore.
Over the past five years, a significant effort to coordinate, expand and improve the ambulatory care experience has resulted in an extensive ambulatory care network of opportunities. Clinical experiences are offered in multi-disciplinary teaching clinics, faculty practices, community clinics, private practices and hospital-based ambulatory care programs. Model geriatric clinical education programs, designed at three facilities with large cohorts of elderly patients, serve as stimulating educational experiences where computer-assisted learning augments the faculty preceptor/patient experience.
Academic tertiary care experience, demonstrating state-of-the-art technology and ongoing exciting clinical research, is offered at our three major affiliates: the University of Maryland Medical Center, the Baltimore Veterans Affairs Medical Center and Mercy Medical Center. Additionally, community hospitals with major commitments to the importance of a teaching environment serve as outstanding opportunities for primary and secondary health experiences.
A successful network of community, state and federal psychiatric facilities has resulted in a widely acclaimed statewide program for psychiatry training. Special clinical research experience in psychiatry is additionally offered at the Institute of Psychiatry and Human Behavior and at the Perry Point Veterans Affairs Medical Center.
Experience in rehabilitation, home care and chronic medical care is offered through several facilities, each offering special aspects of expertise for those who wish to pursue psychiatry, neuro-rehabilitation and geriatrics.
The following sites have formal affiliations with the School of Medicine:
- Baltimore Veterans Affairs Medical Center
- Walter P. Carter Center
- Children's National Medical Center (Washington DC)
- Franklin Square Hospital
- Greater Baltimore Medical Center
- MedStar Harbor Hospital
- Johns Hopkins Hospital
- Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
- University of Maryland Rehabilitation & Orthopaedic Institute
- UMMC Midtown Campus
- Mercy Medical Center
- National Orthopedic Hospital
- St. Agnes Hospital
- Sinai Hospital of Baltimore
- Sheppard and Enoch Pratt Hospital
- Springfield Hospital Center
- Spring Grove Hospital Center
- Union Memorial Hospital
- University of Maryland Medical Center (includes the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center and the Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Cancer Center)
- Western Maryland Area Health Education Center (WMAHEC)
- York Hospital (PA)